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Osceola County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 23,169 (all rural); it was 23,197 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,204
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,119
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,899 (it was 1,655 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%

Land area: 566 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Osceola County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (16.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Osceola County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,540  (49.8%)
Females: 11,629  (50.2%)
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Osceola County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Osceola County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,066 ($34,102 in 1999)

This county:

$37066
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $545)
This county:

$430
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,377 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Osceola:

$87,377
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,156 - $147,638
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $958
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $364

Institutionalized population: 266

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 91
  • Thefts: 105
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 127
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 101 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2004: 108 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $116,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,227 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,149 (1.4%)

Osceola County household income distribution in 2009 Osceola County home values distribution Osceola County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.6%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 42.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.3%
Osceola County:

22.3%
Michigan:

17.0%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.7% for American Indian residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 17 years old, Asian residents: 17 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 11 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Osceola County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $689 a month.

Cities in this county include: Reed City, Evart, Marion, Hersey, Le Roy, Tustin.

Osceola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Osceola County: Lost Lake Camp (A), Snow Snake Mountain Ski Area (B), Firefly Golf Links (C), Temple Forest Campground (D), Camp Deer Trails (E), Camp Oak Hill (F), Camp Neyati (G), Pennock Station (H), Temple Station (I), Phelps Station (J), Mud Lake State Forest Campground (K), River Valley RV Park (L), Browns Corners (M), Eagle Glen Golf Course (N), Lake George Station (O), Hidden Hill Family Campground (P), Tamaracks Golf Course (Q), Devil's Knob Golf Course (R), Parker's Trailer Park and Camp (S), Camp Summer Trails (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Leota Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Osceola County include: Church of God in Christ (A), Eagle Church (B), Colonville Bible Church (C), Grace Bible Church (D), Jehovah's Witnesses Clare (E), Old Time Missionary Baptist Church (F), Clare Christ Fellowship Church (G), Living Hope Lutheran Church (H), Lake Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Hamilton Cemetery (2), Ott Cemetery (3), Frost Township Cemetery (4), Arthur Cemetery (5), Fernwood Cemetery (6), Hatton Township Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rice Pond (A), Trout Lake (B), Tuohy Lake (C), Turbush Lake (D), Twin Lakes (E), Lower Brennan Lake (F), Lost Lake (G), Upper Brennan Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: West Branch Cedar River (A), Bailey Creek (B), Elm Creek (C), Giss-I-Was Creek (D), Beaver Creek (E), Green Creek (F), Three Lake Creek (G), Grey Creek (H), Halford Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Osceola County include: Clark Memorial Park (1), Grant Township Park (2), Hayes Township Outdoor Park (3), Shingle Lake Park (4), Gerrish Railroad Roadside Park (5), Logging Railroads Historical Marker (6), Michigan's Petroleum Industry Historical Marker (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arenac County , Sagadahoc County, Maine , Houston County, Minnesota , Iosco County , Mecosta County , Newaygo County , Wexford County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 652
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 275 (65% naturalized citizens)

Osceola County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 40
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 29
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1965 to 1969: 130

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.7%

Osceola County marital status for males Osceola County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,838
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 162
  • 3 or 4: 151
  • 5 to 9: 147
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • 20 or more: 158
  • Mobile homes: 2,979
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 279

Housing units in Osceola County with a mortgage: 2,062 (73 second mortgage, 240 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,512

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Osceola County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,02832
Mainline Protestant2,67117
Catholic1,5033
Other1672
None15,159-
Osceola County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Osceola County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Osceola County:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Osceola County:

9.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

29.3%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Osceola County:

Average size of farms: 196 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,461
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,819
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,075
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.42%
Corn for grain: 3801 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 477 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Tornado activity:

Osceola County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 14189640.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Osceola County-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.8 miles away from Osceola County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 268.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 404.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from Osceola County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 380.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2008 to July 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1777): July 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1777, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3160): January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 2, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3137): January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-774): September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 5, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-744): September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganDrought, Incident Period: March 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3035): March 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3035, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-495): March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSevere Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: September 30, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-486): September 30, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Osceola County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (25%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Osceola County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • English (12%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)

Osceola County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,661 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,288 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 262 (3%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 474 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Osceola County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 86 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in halfway houses
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Osceola County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 142 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,629.

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.05% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($23,713 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($10,088 average AGI)
Osceola County:

1.46%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecosta County, MI  1.03% ($29,326 average AGI)
from Wexford County, MI  0.80% ($32,866)
from Lake County, MI  0.37% ($25,323)
from Kent County, MI  0.35% ($37,828)
from Missaukee County, MI  0.23% ($23,947)
from Clare County, MI  0.22% ($22,333)
from Isabella County, MI  0.16% ($20,231)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.92% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($20,642 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($6,664 average AGI)
Osceola County:

1.73%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wexford County, MI  1.05% ($23,170 average AGI)
to Mecosta County, MI  0.80% ($26,239)
to Lake County, MI  0.44% ($32,162)
to Kent County, MI  0.30% ($28,920)
to Missaukee County, MI  0.29% ($28,667)
to Oakland County, MI  0.22% ($30,444)
to Clare County, MI  0.17% ($32,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Osceola County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Osceola County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Osceola County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,667 (3,826 aged, 841 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 298 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Osceola County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (356)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (322)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (288)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (174)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (118)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (109)
  • Congestive heart failure (91)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (63)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (62)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6878.620
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 343.930
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48775.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1280
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 850.530
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.62
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.21

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,073
  • In family households: 19,699 (4,919 male householders, 1,502 female householders)
    5,057 spouses, 6,542 children (5,878 natural, 217 adopted, 447 stepchildren), 474 grandchildren, 102 brothers or sisters, 117 parents, 174 other relatives, 703 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,374 (1,384 male householders (1,089 living alone)), 1,417 female householders (1,254 living alone)), 573 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 455 (266 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,160 2-persons, 1,315 3-persons, 1,045 4-persons, 497 5-persons, 247 6-persons, 157 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,343 1-person, 385 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

4,233 married couples with children.
1,476 single-parent households (417 men, 1,059 women).

96.5% of residents of Osceola County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $133,287,000 ($5590 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,705,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,875,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,784,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $941,000
Federal grants: $26,440,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,534,000 ($3,565,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,714,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $831,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,190,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,150,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,583
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,146
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +132
Here +6 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Osceola County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 34
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,246
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,240
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,153
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,096
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,325
  • 1950 to 1959: 944
  • 1940 to 1949: 545
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,976
Rooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 927
  • 5 rooms: 1,751
  • 6 rooms: 1,652
  • 7 rooms: 1,037
  • 8 rooms: 769
  • 9+ rooms: 802
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 256
  • 4 rooms: 455
  • 5 rooms: 384
  • 6 rooms: 202
  • 7 rooms: 123
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 224
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,946
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,481
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,176
  • 5+ bedrooms: 351
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 384
  • 2 bedrooms: 665
  • 3 bedrooms: 422
  • 4 bedrooms: 128
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Osceola County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 314
  • 1 vehicle: 1,961
  • 2 vehicles: 3,338
  • 3 vehicles: 1,201
  • 4 vehicles: 254
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 848
  • 2 vehicles: 461
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

61% of Osceola County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Osceola County:

61.4%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19834
  • Northeast: 373
  • Midwest: 1311
  • South: 882
  • West: 417

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Osceola County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.7%)
  • Utility gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.9%)
  • Wood (9.7%)
  • Electricity (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.8%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.1%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 228
Here:

7.4%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 116
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 117
Here:

20.6%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Osceola County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Judicial & Legal: $18,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,122,000
    Regular Highways: $2,679,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,481,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $847,000
    Welfare - Other: $803,000
    Corrections - Other: $757,000
    Police Protection: $655,000
    Central Staff Services: $255,000
    Financial Administration: $228,000
    Parks & Recreation: $207,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Housing & Community Development: $84,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $79,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,025,000

Osceola County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,476,000
    Parks & Recreation: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $345,000
    All Other: $115,000
    Health & Hospitals: $99,000
    Housing & Community Development: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,365,000
    Interest Earnings: $223,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,480,000
    Public Welfare: $545,000
    General Support: $420,000
    All Other: $328,000
    Health & Hospitals: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,131,000
    NEC: $42,000

Osceola County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,825,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,705,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000

Osceola County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $205,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,657,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 741
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 704
  • Number of recipients under 18: 122
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 510
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 109
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 269
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 345
Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Osceola County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16575.0 years
John15574.7 years
Robert12971.3 years
James11469.6 years
Mary10780.2 years
Charles10574.7 years
George7777.1 years
Donald6871.4 years
Harold6674.8 years
Ruth6577.8 years
Most common last names in Osceola County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10276.7 years
Smith5873.2 years
Anderson4980.0 years
Miller4873.5 years
Williams4573.8 years
Brown3174.6 years
Davis3074.6 years
Nelson2979.0 years
Thompson2978.8 years
Peterson2676.7 years
Businesses in Osceola County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1